Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
35 Reviews
3.3
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    Quality Control Weld

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    Former Employee - Summer Student in Woodstock, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Summer Student in Woodstock, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Less physically strenuous than other line jobs, great team, constant job rotation

    Cons

    Very hot in summer, lot's of over time (extra cash though!!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more airflow in side member qc check

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too late to start over

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    One day i might get a pension, if i make it...12 years left

    Cons

    mismanaged, disrespectful, detrimental to personal life, high rate of injury, and very much an adversarial environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    say what you mean and mean what you say.
    follow your own policies
    appreciate the workers who have won the awards that you take the credit for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wish I knew the direction this company would go before I dedicated my working life to it.

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good for full time employees. Good job security.

    Cons

    Constantly having benefits eroded. Start wage is lower than when the plant started in 1988.
    Sociopathic, Sometimes sadistic management.
    Extremely hard on the body, hurting all the time.
    Jobs are always getting harder and the line only gets faster and faster.
    Toyota preaches "kaizen" which means continuous improvement. This does not translate into improvement of compensation or working conditions. Only more money in company's coffers.
    High divorce rate due to lack of time for family life.
    Forced 48 hour work week.
    No raises in the foreseeable future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ready to deal with us unionizing. Every day that goes by means more and more cards in the mail. It's only a matter of time. We're fed up and we will not be bought off with a few token gestures!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good Experience especially for new grads

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture, Methodology, Experience
    Leadership opportunities
    Learn a lot

    Cons

    flat organization
     A bit rigid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Soul Sucking...Always trying to take wages and benefits away.

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    Current Employee - Afraid of Retaliation for Speaking the Truth in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Afraid of Retaliation for Speaking the Truth in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good job security for full time workers. That is all I can think of right now.

    Cons

    Compensation always under attack. Don't know when the next cuts will happen even though the company will make close to 10 billion in profit this year. Contract workers starting wage always being lowered. No raise for all workers in the last 5 years and none in site. Raises and bonuses for management though. Contracts can now be on contract for up to 5 years and then not to full rate for another 10 years. Those first 5 years do not count towards pension. Don't get hurt. Work/life balance tilted all the way to the company. 48 production hour work week. Always want more on top of that. Surprise Saturday production OT can be imposed at any time. You must work it or be placed on corrective action. Management are dictators and tyrants that have grade 10 education and no interpersonal skills. " Get the cars out at any cost " " Production above all " " If you have a problem with it, quit!! " If the media speaks to them, whatever the company says think the opposite. They are excellent media manipulators. There is nothing wrong with making a big profit but it must be shared well with all involved in making that profit....this includes work/life balance. Very high divorce rate. If you enjoy your family, hope to have one, or enjoy a healthy social life and good health....DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY.....money is not everything....even then the money is always getting less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start fresh. Get back to how it was when I start 21 years ago. Treat people with dignity and respect. I know this won't happen because the dollar is all that matters now. Sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good poor and good poor

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    Current Employee - QC Team Member in Woodstock, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - QC Team Member in Woodstock, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    tradition, technology and stability, good management

    Cons

    long time to get promoted, seniority first dosen't count background or prior experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better understand of every one's background and knowledge

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Going in the wrong direction!

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Team Member in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Quality Control Team Member in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Toyota is the top auto manufacturer in the world. Company offers job security

    Cons

    Long hours, mind numbing work and starting wages are continually being lowered!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your core values and get back to the TPS system. Respect your workers for what they do and show them the respect they deserve!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Lack of competent managers in this company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    There's a cafeteria in the office.

    Cons

    Poor Management.
    Incompetent Management.
    They have a knack for putting people into positions that never meant to be there.
    Employees are told to take positions they may not like in order to advance in the company. People become miserable in their jobs.
    Low pay.
    They say they are concern about family and work life balance, but that is the complete opposite of what is reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to their staff.
    Allow the staff to grade and provide feedback about management. You can have employee review so why not have employer reviews!?!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great company to grow with, but limited work life balance opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada as an intern

    Pros

    Nice environment where company invests in your professional growth. Most employees have worked there for 5-20 years. Employee morale is high, every employee is treated with respect.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic environment(lots of red tape), strict and conventional culture (no flex hours, no telecommuting, no Facebook, Gmail, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees greater work life balance opportunities to attract and retain the best talent. Keep investing in your people because they will help you meet your goals. Good job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall great experience. Learned a lot.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Provide you with great experience. Interns are treated like full time engineers. Give you real work that makes a difference. Pay overtime well. 1.5times OT and 2times sunday OT.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime. Worked full 60 hour weeks for many weeks (I chose to take on more work). Strict hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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